I’ve Had It Up to Here with Teenagers
Author Melinda Rainey Thompson tackles curfews, punishments, clothing wars, social media and allowances in humorous essays based on true events in her sports-filled, child-ferrying, laundry-washing life. "I've Had It Up to Here with Teenagers" shares the truth of rearing teens with humor and heart. Thompson notes that her three teens give her attitude, refuse to clean their rooms, complain for hours about 10-minute chores, spend money like it regenerates and expect her to serve them snacks an hour after dinner. Between witty rants, she offers quirky lists on just what she hates — or loves — about raising teenagers. Beyond the humor and angst, the Alabama author reminds readers that even in the midst of trials-by-fire come moments of sweet joy. Blair Publisher in Winston-Salem. Softcover, 176 pages, $14.95.